On Saturday, Franklin Police and the DEA will host an event to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This free event is an opportunity for residents to rid their homes of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medicine.
The service is free and anonymous – no questions asked. Franklin Police Officers will be on hand to assist participants at this drive-up and drop-off event in the parking lot of Franklin Police Headquarters.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 9am-1pm
Dispose of your pills or patches
at Franklin Police HQ
900 Columbia Avenue
Liquids, needles, and sharps will not be accepted
Franklin Police Department
Professional, Progressive, Responsive
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Franklin Detectives want to identify this suspect, wanted for taking pictures up a woman’s dress while she shopped. It happened at about noon, at a Cool Springs grocery store on Wednesday. The victim said that the suspect, pictured in this video, got uncomfortably close to her, got down on one knee, put his cell phone under her dress, and blatantly snapped the photo. Now, he is wanted for Unlawful Photography.
If you know who this suspect is, call Franklin Police. Information on his identity is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.
The facts of the 2/16/2015 case, resulting in the tragic death of Kristi Clark and Carter Oakley, were presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury at the conclusion of a comprehensive investigation. That Grand Jury indicted Gary S. Carney, 63, of Memphis, IN, and Jack W. Norwood 49 of Huntsville, AL, with Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon and Failure to Exercise Due Care Resulting in the Death of Another. Carney, a semi-truck driver, and Norwood, the driver of the original overturned SUV, both surrendered to Williamson County authorities after learning of the charges. Carney is free on a $25,000 bond. Norwood remains in custody, at the Williamson County Jail, on a $25,000 bond.
Information regarding upcoming court dates for either suspect is available through the Williamson County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is scheduled for September 26-27 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The family-friendly event will have a diverse mix of music; food and merchant vendors; and a children’s entertainment stage and play area.
Festival organizers have worked extensively with the City’s Police Department, Emergency Management, and Traffic Engineers to create the best traffic flow possible, while leaving residential and business access open.
During both days of the festival:
- Southbound traffic only will be permitted from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue;
- The northbound lane will be reserved for pedestrians, bicycles, and festival shuttle service;
- Two-way traffic flow will remain from Harpeth Industrial Court to Mack Hatcher but will be shifted slightly to accommodate pedestrian traffic along part of the route;
- The roadway will open to regular travel patterns Sunday night at approximately 10 p.m.
Franklin Police Officers will direct traffic along Franklin Road and will assist those residents who need to exit or enter their driveways or affected streets.
“Staff has worked diligently with festival organizers to come up with a plan that will allow both pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow and, hopefully, have the least amount of impact on our residents,” says City Administrator Eric Stuckey. “We’ve managed to create a pedestrian/bike lane from downtown to Harlinsdale and hope that our visitors will take this time to explore our vibrant downtown area.”
The festival will run from 10 a.m. unto 7:30 p.m. on both days and is anticipated to draw up to 10,000 residents and visitors per day. For information on the festival, you can visit their website at www.pilgrimagefestival.com.
Anita J. Howard
Date of Birth: 07/08/1970
2629 Mountaindale Court
At 11:45 Wednesday night, officers were summoned to Mack Hatcher Parkway and Liberty Pike for a head-on collision. Arriving officers determined that one of the drivers, 45-year-old Anita Howard, of Nashville, was driving on the wrong side of the divided highway when she hit the other vehicle. The crash was so significant that it completely disabled both vehicles; thankfully, no one was injured.
Officers determined that Anita Howard, the wrong-way driver, was intoxicated and arrested her. Howard, charged with DUI and Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway, is free on a $2,000 bond. She is due in court 10/01/2015 at 1:00 pm.
Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
Franklin Police are investigating the robbery of a senior citizen.
Late Tuesday morning, the suspect approached and befriended the victim, in her 80’s, outside of the Moores Lane Publix, in Brentwood. With a fraudulent story intended to distract and confuse the victim, the suspect eventually got into the victim’s car with her, convincing her to drive to a Franklin bank and withdraw several thousand dollars from her account. When the victim became suspicious and told the suspect that she was not going to give her any money, things quickly turned ugly. While still seated inside of the victim’s car, the suspect implied that she had a weapon and demanded the senior’s cash. The suspect fled on foot following the robbery.
Information regarding the suspect in this case is worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.
Franklin Police want to reunite found money with its rightful owner. A good Samaritan turned a considerable amount of cash into authorities after finding it at the CoolSprings Galleria. The rightful owner can claim the money by visiting Franklin Police Headquarters (900 Columbia Avenue), in person, Monday – Friday between 8am and 4pm. Phone inquiries will not be accepted.